Evelyn Clark

Pattern Price: $7.95

Book Price: $16.95

Brimnes Shawl #C1011

The name for this small stockinette lace shawl was inspired by poet Bill Holm's wonderful book, The Windows of Brimnes. In it, he explains that brim means surf and nes means peninsula or headlands in Icelandic. With its border of Icelandic shell lace—or old shale as it called in the Barbara Walker Treasuries—this crescent-shaped shawl reminds me of land reaching out into the sea.

It starts at the top with bands of spider lace and increases every row along the top edge to elongate the ends. An option is included for a plain stockinette stitch top.

At the bottom border, waves of shell lace can be knit in a variety of colors. Instructions are given for two sizes, and the size also can be customized.

Designed for Istex Einband Lace yarn, it also can be knit in a variety of lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns.

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Small: 19" (48cm) deep and 60" (152.5cm) wide
Large: 21" (53cm) deep and 64" (163cm) wide

Yarn: Istex Einband Lace, 100 percent wool, fingering weight (17 wpi) yarn
Small Size: Total of 90g (445 yds/407m)—Color A 40g (198 yds/181m); Color B 14g (69 yds/63m); Color C 16g (79 yds/72m); Color D 20g (99 yds/90m).

Large Size Sample Shown Above: Total of 100g (494 yds/450m)—Color A 0851 cream 44g (217 yds/198m); Color B 1038 pale brown 16g (79 yds/72m); Color C 0885 medium brown 18g (89 yds/81m); Color D 0867 dark brown 22g (109 yds/100m).

Needles: US size 4 (3.5mm), or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 22 sts = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch

PDF pattern can be read with Acrobat Reader and printed on letter-size paper.

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